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  • Weekly [Sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/30/2016 10:13:47 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 7 replies
    Myself ^ | June30,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings All; Here is another thought provoking discussion on what we can do when the world we know & love falls apart. Last week I had posted some thoughts on using an air rifle to remove garden raiders/pests. So after talking to a friend of mine [Jim Chapman], he recommended this article from the mag. Outdoor Life. [www.outdoorlife.com] He goes through a very long list of air rifles & their different uses. Air guns have come a very long way since the days of the Daisy Red Ryder's. There are some rifles that can hit a target out to over...
  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 5:02:51 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 118 replies
    Myself | June 24,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings Everyone. Time for us once again to gather around the computers & speak of what we need to do & are going to do if & when our civilization falls down flat upon it's face. And before we begin, I know that I am kind of lax about putting this thread out. I/we have our priorities in place. and for me I have a wife & son both with special needs that come first & foremost in my life. Then comes our homestead, and stuff down the line from there. My garden is doin ok, since we are having...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    06/03/2016 7:38:13 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 53 replies
    Myself | June,3,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greeting Everyone. It is time once again for some more thought provoking ideas & discussion. I've been getting some FReep mail about some ideas for this thread. One of which covers, if you & your family do have to "bug-out" where do you go to & how are you guys going to get there. There are several lines of thought on this, depending on the disaster you are prepping for. Are you [like me] looking at a total grid down [via either natural or man made] or are you worried about Yellowstone super volcano going off, or is it an...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    05/17/2016 11:05:42 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 24 replies
    Myself | May 17, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Folks, this thread is either way late of very early [depending on how you look at it] . I have been getting notices from the State of Missouri Dept. of Conservation, about the deer population/s within our state. In one of our earlier discussions I brought up the subject of problems in prepping & food sourcing, like this. Here are a couple of the email I got; Arkansas deer disease findings prompt Missouri to increase sample collecting May 17, 2016 By Alisa Nelson The discovery this spring of 86 cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in northern Arkansas has...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    05/06/2016 1:17:34 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 69 replies
    Myself | May 6,216 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings All; Here is another thought provoking discussion on keeping yourself & your family & friends safe when your world turns upside down & inside out. It was posted on this ping-list about civil unrest/riot/s, and what would you do, if caught in such a situation/s. Well for starters for me, I do NOT plan to be caught in such a situation. I avoid the areas where such could occur at anytime. If for some reason, that I would happen be caught in such, I would become a "grey-man" & disappear. Head on a swivel, cell phone turned off, move...
  • Weekly [or biweekly] Prepper Thread

    04/22/2016 8:44:37 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 100 replies
    Self | April 22,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone; Once again I have to apologize for not posting when I should. But life just gets in the way of me doing things like this. I do have a couple of different topics for discussion, [and please comment on BOTH of them] 1] How in shape are you? I ask this because I have been tilling in a brand new garden [about 1 1/2 acres] in an area that has never had a garden before. And am I feeling it too. [I have an older tiller ( I was lucky to get it for $20.00 at a yard...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    04/08/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 13 replies
    Myself | April 8,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone, it is time to once again to open our mind/s to the realms of saving our & families arse/s when things go from bad to worse. I would have posted up last week, but I & my family were under the weather, so I had to play nurse to the 3 of us. So now let us discuss property management. For me, we have 5 acres here in eastern central Mo. by the mighty Mississippi River [way above the flood plains too]. But about 1/3 of my property is over grown with trees & invasive plants. And in...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    03/25/2016 12:23:50 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 12 replies
    Myself | March 25,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Blessed Good Friday & Easter weekend Everyone; With this being one of the holiest weekends of the year, it got me thinking. We have been discussing a total grid down situation/s where basically everything would have gone to heck in a hand basket. We know that we're not going to live forever. So after the world has totally fallen apart, what are going to do with those who has "passed on before us". There are a lot of different ideas & methods available to us. Everything from building very elaborate concrete & rock tombs, to being cremated, to just leaving...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    03/18/2016 4:45:38 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 48 replies
    Myself | March 18,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Ok folks we have been talking about a lot of things, food,long & short term food preps, comm., & a lot of other subjects. Well now, we're gonna talk about some topics that may be a little harder to deal with. We're looking at ourselves & our values [both good & bad]. We know nothing lasts forever, parts break, wear out, get stolen by others, traded off for other items, ect.. [Now we are looking at a worse case theory here.] 1] How do you define theft/looting, from salvaging/scavenging? 2] When does it become permissible to threaten deadly force a)...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    03/11/2016 4:54:31 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 38 replies
    Myself | March 11,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Once again I must apologize for not posting anything last week. A lot of challenges came up & bit me in the backside at different times & I could not force myself to sit down & "write" this up. So with that being said, I have a couple of different topics for this week. The first one is, for those of us who have a bit of land/space what kind of poultry do you want to raise & for what reason/s. Do you want chickens for meat or the eggs, what about bug control in your garden/s. Someone on my...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/27/2016 7:55:09 AM PST · by TMSuchman · 63 replies
    Myself | Feb. 27,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Ok folks, welcome back to our weekly discussion on what & how are we going to deal with the end of the world as I see it. This week we are going to discuss medical supplies & possible issues that may/are going to face us when & if everything goes to heck in a hand basket. First of all you can not beat a good all around first aid kit, for everyday run of the mill emergencies. But know how life likes to throw us a real good wrinkle we need to look at gaining extra, like do you know...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/19/2016 11:53:31 AM PST · by TMSuchman · 58 replies
    Self | Feb. 19, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Ok, folks, 2 weeks ago I started us on a series of discussions, on what we need to be looking at for long term survival, if & when the need arises. [I need to apologize for missing last week's installment, I had some family issues come up that needed my attn all weekend long] So we started on the need of looking at a long term food supply/ies, because the stores are going to go bare very fast & chances of resupply maybe very dim. I was hinting around gardening & raising your own. [Because every durned fool is going...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/05/2016 1:13:13 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 31 replies
    Self | Feb. 5, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello "Fellow" FReepers; Since I was asked to help out on this page, I have been figuring out how do we discuss Prepping with out going over board? So now let us gather 'round and discuss with calm cool head/s & level thoughts. What are we prepping for. [Just remember to use Operational Security Rules (OPSEC), keep your mouth shut on your specific gear] Not everyone here is friendly to our/your cause or self! So now, what are we worried about, storms, economic collapse, civil unrest, grid down, earth quakes, pandemic, or what. I have several nightmare scenarios, that keep...
  • Temp change of admin

    01/29/2016 1:00:10 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 80 replies
    Self | Jan 29,2015 | TmSuchman
    Greeting All; TmSuchman [Mike] here. As you all may or may not know Kartographer's wife has had a stroke. [So please keep them in your thoughts & prayers please] And as of this writing I do not know to it's extent. and he has asked me to TEMPORALLY take over, which I have agreed to do. I will do my best to fill some mighty big shoes, but with your help, we can muddle through this together. So if you have any thoughts both good or ill please let me know. All his rules are still in effect for now....
  • A poem for the times

    01/30/2010 2:21:34 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 5 replies · 354+ views
    unknown | Thelen Paulk
    I found this in my stack of old stuff, so I thought I would [re]post it. I had a dream the other night, that I didn't understand. A figure walking through the mist,with a flintlock in his hand. His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by the bed, He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low, he said: "We fought a revolution,to secure our liberty. We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny, For future generations, this legacy we gave, In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave." "The freedom...
  • MARINE CORPS marathon

    10/26/2007 4:28:13 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 33 replies · 743+ views
    self | October 26,2007 | self
    The MARINE CORPS marathon is tommorrow! Is it possible for any FREEPERS to get out there and support those guys & gals who are running in it & maybe post photos of it later?
  • The death of Capt. America

    07/01/2007 10:14:06 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 9 replies · 881+ views
    Marvel Comics ^ | Sunday,July 01,2007 | tmsuchman
    I just read this on Foxnews.com today. On July 5 2007 they are going to kill off Capt. America. Please go to Foxnews.com for the rest of the story.
  • VA fails returning VETs again!

    02/26/2007 5:37:36 AM PST · by TMSuchman · 11 replies · 454+ views
    Fox News ^ | 26Feb07 | tmsuchman
    I am sorry that I can not link this over maybe someone else could. But the main point is that the va is not meeting the mental health of the returning vets from the war on terror. Large cases of PTSD are going un-treated & this is by the APA. Even though I put little creadence in what a large group of Dr.'s have to say but in this case maybe they are right. My question being are we as a society setting ourselves up for more crime by these returning vets by not taking care of them NOW.... Are...
  • Don't forget Veterans Day & USMC Birthday is coming up

    10/13/2006 6:14:11 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 7 replies · 520+ views
    Myself | Friday, October 13,2006 | Myself
    Calling all veterans! Attn. on deck! Fall in! Let us not forget that the Marine Corps Birthday & Veteran's Day is coming up within a month or so. We need to get out and go to some of the public displays & visit our brothers & sisters in the hospitals and in public hideaways to show them that they are not forgotten. We need to make a bigger show than we have done in the past to remind the public who has won their freedoms! That is all..... Carry on! SEMPER FI!
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]

    08/30/2005 9:51:20 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 15 replies · 726+ views
    Michigan Marine News | Today Aug 30,2005 | Myself
    I was reading my Mi. Marine News yesterday, and came across this article. So I have decided to post some of the information from it. Symptomalgy of PTSD A] The indivdual has been exposed to a traumatic event[s] where they experianced, witnessed, or was confronted with an event[s] where actual or threat of death[s], or serious injury[ies], to self or others. The inddividual experianced intense fear, helplessness,or horror. B] The traumitic event[s] is re-experianced in the following ways: 1] Recurrent and intrusive distressing recollections of the event[s] including images, thoughts & or perceptions. 2] Recurrent distressing dreams & or night...
  • My happy birthday greetings to Mr. Marion Michael Morison [read as JOHN WAYNE] Vanity

    05/25/2005 9:09:22 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 33 replies · 1,076+ views
    May 25,2005 | Myself
    This is an early HAPPY GREETING to the DUKE! A real alll American Hero!
  • Medal of Honor hero gets medal today

    04/05/2005 8:19:10 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 40 replies · 2,759+ views
    April 5,2005 | Self
    Sgt. Smith USA is finally getting his medal of honor! Rummy is now speaking.
  • I have a question about FFL's

    02/21/2005 5:36:02 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 17 replies · 6,995+ views
    Feb 21,2005 | Myself
    I am thinking about getting my FFL. to start a small dealerdhip from home. Nothing exotic, just maybe some firearms from the civilian markmanship program. [ie .22's, .30 cal, maybe .223's or so] Since I get so many responses from the Freepers, I thought I would ask.
  • auto worker employee goes "Postal"

    01/26/2005 8:23:14 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 20 replies · 1,019+ views
    Local Tv | Jan,26,2005 | myself
    I do not have a link as of yet. But it seems that a UAW type, went postal in the Jeep Plant in North Toledo OH. 3 shot not including shooter, 2 dead including the shooter. There is also a rumor of a bomb in the shooters coat. He was going to get "displined" for something, what it was they [the police] are not saying as of yet.
  • My daughter is going to get her first rifle

    01/19/2005 11:17:36 AM PST · by TMSuchman · 48 replies · 5,054+ views
    Self | Jan.19,2005 | self
    On or around the Feb.01,2005, I will get my daughter [age 11] will get her first .22 rifle. I will be getting her a Henery Lever action Youth model. I will also be getting a larger version for myself, so we can go shooting together. I post this in order to get other "Freepers" input on this. Her mother [is a critter lover] is very aginst hunting, but has let me get her one so we can go target shooting on the local range. I hope that this will make for some great "Daddy & Daughter" days!
  • What are you doing for Christmas? [Vanity]

    12/24/2004 9:50:01 AM PST · by TMSuchman · 72 replies · 1,047+ views
    Myself | Dec,24,2004 | Mike Suchman
    As we sit and enjoy this Blessed holiday, I an asking myself what are other Freepers doing this day. Please respond back.
  • Freep this poll

    07/27/2004 6:28:17 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 16 replies · 1,190+ views
    Wkhm radio, AM 970, Jackson MI. ^ | July 27,2004 | Myself
    Hello All; Please freep this poll. We need to show the dimorats that we mean bussiness. www.wkhm.com
  • Lenawee County GOPer's are now activating

    07/17/2004 9:15:11 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 6 replies · 1,284+ views
    Lenwaee County GOP,& Myself | Sat. July 17,2004 | Myself
    This is a call to verbal arms. The Lenawee County of the GOP, is now actvating a branch here on the Freep's. I [TMSuchman] will be the liason for this. I can be contacted at the following e-mail sgtsman1@yahoo.com,"snail-mail" at Mike Suchman 6547 Winter Rd. Addison, Mi. 49220. Phone [both voice & fax] at [517] 547-4032, or by freepmail. We are now trying to country the liberal media here in southeast Mi. TO ARMS, TO ARMS. We must get the consertives elected at all costs!
  • We need some help.

    05/16/2004 4:12:24 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 2 replies · 76+ views
    May 16,2004 | Self
    My wife and eldest daughter have a club. This is a club where the emphisis is on coumminty service. It started out as a anti-bully club, and has grown to do so much more. They have had clothing drives [for the local homeless charity] food drive [for the Salvation Army], a benifit for the local battered womens shelter [they raised $100.00] and did a day for the Humane Society, they also sent letters to terminally ill kids. Now their group is for the troops that are deployed over seas. In hopes of lightening up their moods of the folks deployed....